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Should Sioux Falls Schools Start After Labor Day?

September 2, 2014, 7:26 AM by Stephanie Gregory

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SIOUX FALLS, SD -

On Tuesday, the Huron School District and Pipestone Area Schools are heading back to class. In next year's school election, the Sioux Falls School District will be voting to decide if South Dakota's largest district should start back to school after Labor Day.

In May, parents were able to get enough validated signatures to put the school start date to a public vote. Some parents would like to see school start later and end later because May can sometimes still be cold and kids can't do summertime activities such as swimming outside. And when school starts in August, it's still hot.

Board president Doug Morrison says he feels that what is in place is in the best interest of the district. Morrison says the current schedules give an academic advantage to the students who will take end-of-semester tests before the Christmas break.

Voters will decide the fate of the school start date this April during a school board election. Morrison says if it passes the school board will gladly adjust the calendars accordingly.

If voters approve the later start date, the school board will change the day kids go back to school as early as next school year.

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